Travis Scott wasn’t going to play the halftime show unless the NFL made a charitable commitment.
During negotiations, Travis Scott made the NFL agree to make a joint donation towards a charitable cause, Billboard reports. The rapper and the NFL teamed up to donate $500K to “social justice accelerator” Dream Corps, an organization founded by Van Jones in 2014.
“I back anyone who takes a stand for what they believe in,” Scott said in a statement. “I know being an artist that it’s in my power to inspire. So before confirming the Super Bowl Halftime performance, I made sure to partner with the NFL on this important donation. I am proud to support Dream Corps and the work they do that will hopefully inspire and promote change.”
Earlier today, Maroon 5 confirmed that Travis Scott and Big Boi would be joining them on stage during the Super Bowl halftime performance in Atlanta on Feb. 3rd, 2019.